PJ Harvey has confirmed her first new album in seven years. Entitled I Contained in the Outdated 12 months Dying, it’s due out on July seventh by way of Partisan Information. As a preview, Harvey has unveiled “A Baby’s Query, August” because the lead single. Watch the tune’s accompanying video under.
The songs featured on I Contained in the Outdated 12 months Dying got here collectively in “about three weeks.” Harvey then recorded the album dwell at London’s Battery Studio with longtime collaborator John Parish and producer Flood.
“I feel the album is about looking out, wanting – the depth of old flame, and searching for which means,” Harvey stated. “Not that there must be a message, however the feeling I get from the document is considered one of love – it’s tinged with disappointment and loss, however it’s loving. I feel that’s what makes it really feel so welcoming: so open.”
I Contained in the Outdated 12 months Dying marks Harvey’s tenth album up to now and the follow-up to 2016’s The Hope Six Demolition Project. Chatting with Rolling Stone final yr, Harvey stated her new album was impressed by “soundtrack writers” like Jonny Greenwood, Mica Levi, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and Ryuichi Sakamoto, in addition to Thom Yorke’s work with The Smile, Anna von Hausswolff’s All Ideas Fly, and Bob Dylan’s 2020 effort Tough and Rowdy Methods.
She additionally stated that her multi-year archival campaign — wherein she reissued her earlier albums and related demos on vinyl — compelled her to “return to demo’ing on my four-track once more.”
Increasing additional in a press launch, following The Hope Six Demolition Venture Harvey stated she misplaced her connection to music as a result of infinite album-tour-album-tour cycle. Nonetheless, she was finally capable of pull her self out of the rut because of the recommendation of filmmaker Steve McQueen, who inspired her “to recollect what she loves about phrases, pictures and music and to place away the idea of writing ‘an album’ to give attention to and play with these three passions.” She additionally stated the easy act of taking part in her favourite songs by Nina Simone and Bob Dylan “reconfirmed her ardour for the artform.”
Final yr, Harvey collaborated with composer Tim Phillips on the soundtrack to the Apple TV+ sequence Unhealthy Sisters.
I Contained in the Outdated 12 months Dying Art work:
I Contained in the Outdated 12 months Dying Tracklist:
01. Prayer on the Gate
02. Autumn Time period
03. Lwonesome Tonight
04. Appear an I
05. The Nether-edge
06. I Contained in the Outdated 12 months Dying
07. All Souls
08. A Baby’s Query, August
09. I Contained in the Outdated I Dying
11. A Baby’s Query, July
12. A Noiseless Noise